Expat Cyprus News
Latest 10 news items tagged Cyprus
19 Jun at 6 PM 2020
British expats in Cyprus
are horrified at the news that the island will soon open up to UK tourists.
has always been a popular holiday destination for the British, with many falling in love with the island as their preferred retirement destination. Since the pandemic took hold of the majority of world countries, the island has dealt positively with the risk and kept its nationals and expatriate community safer than many other favourite spots.
As a result, yesterday’s announcement that Cyprus
will open to British tourists...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2020
The United Arab Emirates is now planning to establish air bridges between the emirates and a number of European countries.
With more than one eye on tourism as well as business travellers, the UAE is now in the planning stages for air bridges linking its airports with their counterparts in Europe. Should negotiations go well, both residents and expats should be able to travel without the fear of two-week quarantine periods. Australia and New Zealand were the first two countries which saw the value of this arrangement, and Cyprus
11 May at 6 PM 2020
Three popular tourist destinations are setting up a ‘corona corridor’ to allow visitors.
For Greece, Cyprus
and Israel, tourism is one of the most important revenue generators and is also one of the sectors potentially destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, the lockdowns and quarantines caused by the virus have forced the closure of a huge number of expat and locally-owned hospitality businesses from hotels through restaurants and bars at all levels as well as threatening the failure of low-cost airlines and...
4 May at 6 PM 2020
Since the turn of this year, the coronavirus has dominated the media, displacing Brexit as a major threat to British expats living in the EU.
Even the most enthusiastic leave voter couldn’t have imagined any happening which might distract attention away from Britain’s EU divorce. Now that the pandemic is a threat to lives, economies and the very structure of modern-day life, those expats still fearful as to their rights to stay in their chosen home countries and travel at will are even more scared they might not live to experience...
1 May at 6 PM 2020
Concern is growing amongst British expats in the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol as to the coronavirus's effect on Spanish banks.
Where finance is concerned, the vast majority of British expats have long memories and haven’t forgotten the Cypriot
banks’ raiding of expats’ bank accounts in 2013. With another worldwide financial crisis brewing thanks to the pandemic, any bad banking news is being taken seriously by Britons in Spain’s expat retirees hubs along the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
According to local English...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2020
A group of British expat retirees living in Cyprus
are trapped in their former home country after their cruise ship was sent back to its British port.
Passengers from the ship told Cypriot
media reporters the dream Caribbean cruise had started from the UK but was caught up in the chaos due to the pandemic and was instructed to immediately head back to its British home port. Once the Cyprus
-based passengers had arrived, they were told they would be repatriated the following day, but they later learned there were no flights available....
30 Mar at 6 PM 2020
Expat-owned animal rescue shelters on Cyprus
are being hit hard by the pandemic.
It’s not just expats and locals who’re being affected by Cyprus
’s increasingly tough anti-pandemic measures – it’s also animal rescue centres on the island. Cyprus
’s lockdown began last week, at the same time as the Cypriot
government announced a €50,000 emergency fund grant available to animal welfare organisations. However, the shelters themselves are now explaining the amount is far under what’s needed to keep them going indefinitely....
24 Mar at 6 PM 2020
British expat businesses in Spain face ruin as all hotels close.
As Spain’s coronavirus statistics soar, the government has given an order that all hotels must close today, adding tourists must make arrangements to leave the country as soon as is practicable. In addition, the hard-hit country is now in lockdown, with a ban on leaving home unless it’s totally necessary. According to the British Foreign Office, visitors and expats wishing to return home should make immediate travel plans via contact with an airline or tour operator....
24 Feb at 6 PM 2020
Could North Cyprus
become a popular destination for Brit retirees and expat professionals?
Would-be expats keen to move to Cyprus
inevitably think of the island as British through and through, forgetting that the north of the island is as Turkish as the south is Greek. Attempts to bring the two halves together again following Turkey’s failed invasion began 45 years ago, but both Brits and Turks seem unable to reconcile their differences. However, since Brexit became a fact of life, the North’s PM is hoping the UK’s departure...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2020
Expats in Cyprus
are being warned about targeted burglary attacks.
village of Pissouri is home to a thriving expat community, most of whom originated in the UK and are now retired. Over the past several months, the numbers of break-ins of expat homes has spiked, leading to the conclusion that expats are the main target. In an interview with reporters from the local English language newspaper, one British expatriate said it’s undeniable that there’s now a huge problem in the village, adding that Pissouri is well known...